Partnering and competing with Microsoft: There's nothing new under the sun
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Cisco CEO John Chambers are meeting later today a handful of CIOs who have both Cisco and Microsoft products installed. They'll listen to a litany of complaints, no doubt, about how hard it still is to get Cisco and Microsoft deliverables to interoperate. Is there anything new under the sun? No -- not in terms of customers wanting vendors to make their lives easier, nor in terms of vendors promising customers the moon.